My Beautiful Life Blog

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にほんごをきくことはできます。

We studied japanese with our study aids tonight. First time in a long while, buuut… after doing this very intermittently (like two – three times a year) we have conquered the whole hiragana (ひりがな)syllabary.

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Asher’s Brewery

I saw this one day when I was still working at StarBucks. Not actually working AT StarBucks. StarBucks is where I’d go to work. Talked to this guy named Roger often. Not a pleasant experience, the dirty old man. One of the baristas pointed this truck out to me, since of course they all know my name. Heehee.

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American Life

I’m drinking a Soy latte / I get a double shot / It goes right through my body / And you know / I’m satisfied… hahahaha.

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My Beautiful Town

My home town is Granby, CO. I grew up there. There was no book store, there was no video game store, and when I was little there were no coffee shops (that I was aware of). A lot of Grand County business is real estate, seasonal jobs, etc. I’ve been a city kid at heart since I was born, it just wasn’t my thing. That’s why eventually I moved to Fort Collins. I thought I’d post a few pictures that I took the yesterday when Maus and I walked around town waiting for the dinner to marinate. I’ll be sharing cool photos from around Fort Collins sometimes.

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Juicer Spectacular!

I had a juicer, just a plain small glass container with an orange juicing top. Pretty standard. But I came to hate it. Every time I juiced anything significant, like three grapefruits, or two orange, the pulp would get stuck in the slots and the juice wouldn’t drain through. I had to use a knife to scrape the slots every time I juiced a new fruit. Oh the horror! So I went on a quest for a cheap but good juicer.

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Smiley Face Fruit!

Anyways, Maus and I walked into Sprouts and we saw this fruit on the sales bin. It looked like it came right off a image sharing site on the internet, so I had to take a picture. Voila!

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Super Power NecoMimi Ears!

When I first built my short lived fursuit Larry the Lab Rat, I wanted to have moving ears.  So, I found this thing on the internet called NecoMimi ears.  They’re ears that move according to your brainwaves. They were incredible.  They operated by using a sensor on your temple and one hooked to your ear.  The ears would move depending on your mood.  Well, it kind of worked, either that or my brain is really jittery. However, it had some problems.  I had to embed the thing into my rat head.  Even though the head was close to my head it was difficult to get the device on.  For one, it was hard to access the batteries, for another we had to make sure the ears were clear.  However, I needed the batteries to be external to the head.  I couldn’t change the batteries while it was in my head, and it would be easier if I could connect batteries externally. My half-brother Ian suggested I extend the battery life of the device if I was going to put the batteries on the outside.  I discovered that if I add more batteries to the circuit, anywhere on the circuit, that would extend the life of the necomimi.

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Toby Froud Makes Puppet Movie!

Toby Froud and others (Heather Henson) is making a new movie. This was kickstarted apparently. I remember The Labyrinth, but I only discovered it in my teens instead of as a child. Jareth the Goblin King was, well, a sexually confusing character. Either way, the thing I like about The Neverending Story, or others, is that the special effects are so much more ‘real’ than some of the CGI stuff today. Today, things look too beautiful, things look too semi-realistic.

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This Is How We Want To Be Seen

So, I saw the above on my Facebook feed. At first I was like, “Yeah, wow, that is kind of bad.” But the more I looked at it, the more it bothered me. Maus finally helped me figure out what it was. Secondly, we shouldn’t be seen as the enemy is seen. WHY? They are aggressively tirading and recruiting and taking pictures like this (the right one) to glorify their hatred of and violent attitudes. Their hatred and attitudes are toward us, toward Western Civilization, toward everything we hold dear. In rhetoric, in media, we must defend the morality of proper western philosophy and civilization. The picture on the left is a defense, not an ugly sore.

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Sunday I Fell Asleep

I slept until 12:30 this morning/afternoon. I’m really trying to wake up at 8:30 everyday. It’s the damn couch. When I started working from home, and not at StarBucks all day, I was afraid something like this would happen. Then of course, I don’t make breakfast, I barely eat. I miss out on good hours I could be working. So, Maus and I sat down and we made a schedule for one day. Just one day. Not a week, just one day, Monday, so we could see if we could accomplish it. I think this is a good idea.

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NONSENSE!!!

Stefan Metzeler: … You clearly do NOT have any intellectual superiority. Either you can argue your case or you cannot!

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Deliver Us From Evil Review

Okay, so I had read pretty much ZERO about Deliver Us From Evil before I went. I had no idea what the movie was even about. I don’t know how much of the movie is spoiled when I state that it’s about an exorcism. I should’ve guessed this I suppose when the title is “Deliver Us From Evil” (duh, Asher). What’s up with the exorcisms?

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Going To Go See “Deliver Us From Evil”!

I heard of this movie on the radio when I was driving around (probably to WalMart). It promised it would “disrupt my sleep”. Haha. Maus said it got 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll post about it later.

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To Whom I Owe Nothing

I saw this on Facebook.  I thought it was pretty good.  It was in reply to “The Missing Link” in “Philosophy: Who Needs It” written by Ayn Rand.

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WishList: Baba Yaga

When I was in the bizarre bazaar with Maus, we came across this book called Baba Yaga. It sounded right up my alley. I didn’t get the blurb in my devices, but I do have a link to my amazon wish list so you can see it there. Above is our own picture of it.

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Library Flashmob

A year ago, when I first moved here, we went to the Library Flashmob.  That’s where everyone convened in the Square and read for fifteen minutes.  It was awesome.  I can’t remember what I...

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Swampgas Gossamer

…is named Les, and he runs this wonderful place called Swampgas Gossamer. It’s an art exhibit and it changes from time to time. There is supposed to be a huge installation somewhere else, we’ll have to check that out sometime. We’re friends with Les, he’s a wonderful guy. We became friends after we read an article about him, actually, in the Welsh Rabbit in the back. I would describe this art gallery as a Nine Inch Nails video without all the suffering.